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There are some wonderful people in Lonehill who, on a completely volunteer basis, take care of healthy populations of feral cats, bunnies, goats, dogs etc.  They sometimes share their tales with the Lonehill Community on this Lonehill Animal Welfare News website as they depend on the public for support, donations, volunteering and sharing in their good and not so good news sometimes.
If you have any articles and photos about animal welfare to share with the Lonehill Community, you can contact the webmaster to submit such articles and photos by Tuesday at 12:00 noon.  In the LRA newsletter a link is published weekly to this independent website.  Articles can be any length and photos any size.

GYPSEY IS STILL MISSING – 24 NOV 2020

Gypsey's facial markings
Gypsey's markings

GYPSEY IS STILL MISSING

Hereto 2 photos of Gypsey a beautiful calico female, sterilised, not chipped nor wearing a collar (there is another very similar cat living close by but wears a collar). Gypsey lives up to her name and does wander but has now been missing since Tuesday, 10 November.

She lives in the Tulbach Crescent area of Lonehill which is off Concourse. She may have gone down a stormwater drain, which is a maze and with the storm last week become disoriented and lost. If sighted please contact either Heather 082 496 8214 or Judy 083 611 1333

FERAL CATS, RESCUES & OTHERS – 24 NOV 2020

And more Kittens: Here are the photos of our 4 grey tabbies caught recently and currently in foster care for socialising. All nearly 8 weeks of age and they will have their 1st vacs next week. I am told they are all males but this will be double-checked next week. As kittens should be, they are very energetic, playful and inquisitive. They are our Weather babies, Drizzle, Mist, Storm and Sleet.

A sleepy Drizzle
Mist
Storm
Sleet

Then on the 4 in 1 photo we still have the siblings from last week, Merlot (boy) and his sisters, Shiray and Jordan, joined by a non-sibling Oscar (boy). All now 8 weeks. Please share as we need to find these fur children their forever homes.

Don’t forget that at the shelter we have several teenagers and adults of all ages, colour and sex.

Adoptions:
Approved adoption applications and home-checks apply whether it be for any of the kittens, teenagers or adult cats at the shelter.
Our adoption fee of R850 covers 1st and 2nd vacs as well as rabies, deworming, deflea, and sterilization when done by one of our nominated Vets.

Financials Donations to either:
Judy David Cats Galore
Standard Bank
Branch code: 051001
Cheque a/c no. 002982846
Ben. Ref: “CG + cell number”
Or
Friends of Ferals
FNB
a/c no. 627 5435 9852
Branch: 250 655
Ben. Ref: “CG + Cell number”

Proof of payments to either: Judy 083 611 1333 or judy.e.david@gmail.com

Judy
083 611 1333
Judy.e.david@gmail.com

CAROLE’S CAT CHRONICLES – 18 NOV 2020

DONATIONS

This week we have been preparing new posters for our collection bin at Vet to Pet in Lonehill.  Thank you to Jackie for putting together four different posters to display on our Red Donation bin.  Jackie is the Manager of the shop and kindly allowed us to put our Donation bin at the front of the shop. Please pass by and make a donation when you can.  Either dry pellets or soft food in pouches or tins.  These are available at Vet to Pet.

For a sneak preview of our new posters please scroll down.  

VOLUNTEERS

Over the December period some of our volunteers go away so I am looking for a couple of ladies to help out with feeding.  Please contact me if you have an hour once a week to help out.  Cat food is provided.

Call :  CAROLE   0824242363

caroledike@gmail.,com    

FERAL CATS, RESCUES & OTHERS 17 November 2020

Basket of new tuxi family.
Shiray tuxi girl

Kittens: Once again I am concentrating on kittens as we have now rescued several more and being kitten season they are in abundance with not so many homes available especially with Xmas coming up and families going away. From the litter of 5 featured 03 November who I took to the Vet last week for their 1st vaccs, now being 8 weeks of age we homed Chenoir and fluffy Jyn yesterday. This leaves our super playful female Shiray, then Jordan the largest of the litter who is in fact a girl and not a boy as previously thought who is a super confident kitten, full of energy. Then our handsome long-haired boy, Merlot, who is no longer shy but still occupies himself playing on his own for hours. Apart from the stills all 3 of these are in the video clip. All up for adoption.

Also in one of the photos we have a new litter of 3 tuxis with their Mom who is also a tuxi. Again all up for adoption. Personalities not yet known as we only caught them a few days ago. Then we also have 4 grey tabbies of about 6 weeks of age who went into foster care yesterday, photos to come. Then still at the shelter 3 grey/tabbies still being socialised, again photos to come and, of course, our 3 bottle-fed babies of about 4 – 5 weeks of age.

Merlot, boy
Jordan tuxi girl.

Then please don’t forget that at the shelter we have several teenagers and adults of all ages, colour and sex.

Adoptions: Approved adoption applications and home-checks apply whether it be for any of the kittens, teenagers or adult cats at the shelter.

Our adoption fee of R850 covers 1st and 2nd vacs. as well as rabies, deworming, deflea, and sterilization when done by one of our nominated Vets. 

Food Donations: Thank you for those donations into our bin inside Pick’nPay or left with Terri of Biz-X-press

Financials Donations to either:
Judy David Cats Galore
Standard Bank
Branch code: 051001
Cheque a/c no. 002982846
Ben. Ref: “CG + cell number”

Friends of Ferals
FNB
a/c no. 627 5435 9852
Branch: 250 655
Ben. Ref: “CG + Cell number”

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GYPSEY IS MISSING – 17 NOV 2020

Gypsey's facial markings
Gypsey's markings

GYPSEY IS MISSING

Hereto 2 photos of Gypsey a beautiful calico female, sterilised, not chipped nor wearing a collar (there is another very similar cat living close by but wears a collar). Gypsey lives up to her name and does wander but has now been missing since last Tuesday, 10 November. She lives in the Tulbach Crescent area of Lonehill which is off Concourse. She may have gone down a stormwater drain, which is a maze and with the storm last week become disoriented and lost. If sighted please contact either Heather 082 496 8214 or Judy 083 611 1333

FERAL CATS, RESCUES & OTHERS 10 November 2020

This week has been one full of kittens popping up all over the place. A couple of weeks ago a female cat not seen for months reappeared at one of the feed stations with 4 kittens of about 5-6 weeks of age, 2 of which were caught and taken to the shelter and are in the process of being tamed up before going into foster care for socialising. The video clip here is of one of those kittens.

Yesterday, when trying to catch the remaining two, lo and behold we find another female with 4 more babies of about the same age, these appear fairly tame so we have to presume they have been dumped. Again an unneutered cat with a litter of kittens, now unwanted and dumped. We still have 3 of the litter featured last week up for adoption and our 3 bottle-fed babies at the shelter.

Also in the photos we have Matteo who must have been a human in a past life, he has postures of a human not a cat. He’s our one-eye male with FIV. Then we have Duchess saving on water by lounging in a dry tub. She was dumped on us 2 years ago, emaciated and thin and 3 days later gave birth to a litter of 3. She’s totally tame and wanders around the property knowing she owns it. Her daughter from a previous litter, Snow, was recently adopted by a local resident in Lonehill. Snow’s brother, Jimmy, is still with us at the shelter. A quiet unassuming youngster who is always overlooked.

Adoptions: Approved adoption applications and home-checks apply whether it be for any of the kittens, teenagers or adult cats at the shelter.

Our adoption fee of R850 covers 1st and 2nd vacs. as well as rabies, deworming, deflea, and sterilization when done by one of our nominated Vets.

Food Donations: These are up slightly and our thanks to all those who have donated. Our bin is just inside our local Pick’nPay or can be left with Terri of Biz-X-Press.

Financials Donations to either:

Judy David Cats Galore
Standard Bank
Branch code: 051001
Cheque a/c no. 002982846
Ben. Ref: “CG + cell number”

Friends of Ferals
FNB
a/c no. 627 5435 9852
Branch: 250 655
Ben. Ref: “CG + Cell number”

Proof of payments to either:  Judy 083 611 1333 or judy.e.david@gmail.com

Judy
083 611 1333
Judy.e.david@gmail.com

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CAROLE’S CAT CHRONICLES – 3 NOV 2020

DONATIONS

Donations have picked up this week and I collected these bags and pouches yesterday. Thank you for donating. We rely on the extra food from this donation bin, which is situated at VET TO PET IN LONEHILL SHOPPING CENTRE. Any amounts, big or small are welcome. Dry or soft food.

If you would prefer to donate into the Homeless cat bank account here are the banking details:

STANDARD BANK
A/C 204949270
MRS CM BARRETO
HOMELESS CAT PROJECT
Your ref.

Carole
0824242363
caroledike@gmail.com

This cat is convinced what's in the bucket is better than what's in the bowl. So he decided to eat from the bucket!
Donation bin

FERAL CATS, RESCUES & OTHERS – 3 NOV 2020

Shiray tuxi girl, 7 weeks
Jyn, 7 week old girl
Chenoir, tuxi girl 7 weeks

Kittens:
The litter of 5 in the photos are now weaned from their domestic mom who is still at the shelter and we brought the litter down to our foster parents in Parkhurst for socialising. They are nearly 7 weeks old at the end of this week and available to be homed a few days after their 1st vacs which will be done at 8 weeks of age. We will double-check their sexes later this week when they are more settled, however, for the moment we think we have 3 girls and 2 boys.

Shiray is the smallest in the litter but with a big personality, she loves her gold toy as well as cuddles.

Jyn was a mommy’s girl, cautious of everything until she is familiar with same and then will just sit quietly in your lap.

Chenoir wants to play non-stop and wakes up her siblings to do so, full of fun and very curious.

Merlot, our long-haired boy is shy but will occupy himself playing on his own for hours whilst the others sleep.

Jordan is confident, bold and full of energy and the largest in the litter. Now that they are in a home and not at the shelter many of these characteristics will change.

All up for adoption.

Adoptions:
Approved adoption applications and home-checks apply whether it be for any of the kittens, teenagers or adult cats at the shelter.

Our adoption fee of R850 covers 1st and 2nd vacs as well as rabies, deworming, deflea, and sterilization when done by one of our nominated Vets.

Food Donations:
All donations into our bin inside Pick’nPay or left with Terri of Biz-X-Press are much needed and appreciated no matter how small.

Financials Donations to either:

Judy David Cats Galore
Standard Bank
Branch code: 051001
Cheque a/c no. 002982846
Ben. Ref: “CG + cell number”
Or
Friends of Ferals
FNB
a/c no. 627 5435 9852
Branch: 250 655
Ben. Ref: “CG + Cell number”

Proof of payments to either: Judy 083 611 1333 or judy.e.david@gmail.com

Judy
083 611 1333
Judy.e.david@gmail.com

Merlot, boy, 7 weeks
Jordan, boy at 7 weeks

FERAL CATS, RESCUES & OTHERS – 27 OCT 2020

Donors and sponsors:

Top of the list this week is an enormous thank you to a regular donor who wishes to remain anonymous but is a local resident, for paying in full an outstanding amount of R7,000 to one of the several vets we use. This is a huge relief and burden off our shoulders and enables us to move forward with this particular vet.

It has been a busy week for all of us with bottle-fed kittens, Pablo’s physio (the Specialist yesterday gave him the all clear to be homed which we have lined up), trapping the teenagers in Glenferness (the second one is at the Lonehill Vet this morning for sterilisation), still trying to trap or net an injured Dassie, finding a litter of 4 week old kittens at one of the feed stations and trying recapture an escapee who is in foster care and who needs to be sterilised before he escapes again.

Then this week we feature Meeka, a loving large stocky female cat (not fat), 3years and 8 months of age, who when I’m at the shelter follows me around like a puppy dog. She is very bossy with some of the smaller cats but they all tolerate each other. She loves to play and is very polite in letting the other cats eat first and then comes for her treats and love and attention which she craves.

Also herewith a couple of short videos of a couple of our teenagers playing (both have been adopted).

Adoptions:

Approved adoption applications and home-checks apply whether it be for any of the kittens, teenagers or adult cats at the shelter.  Our adoption fee of R850 covers 1st and 2nd vacs. as well as rabies, deworming, deflea, and sterilization when done by one of our nominated Vets.

Food Donations:

Fortunately they are up slightly this week. Our bin is just inside the doors of our local Pick’nPay. We also have a drop off point with Terri at Biz Xpress.

Financials Donations to either:

Judy David or Cats Galore
Standard Bank
Branch code: 051001
Cheque a/c no. 002982846
Ben. Ref: “CG + cell number”
Or
Friends of Ferals
FNB
a/c no. 627 5435 9852
Branch: 250 655
Ben. Ref: “CG + Cell number”

Proof of payments to either: Judy 083 611 1333 or judy.e.david@gmail.com

Judy
083 611 1333
Judy.e.david@gmail.com

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Meeka
My rope, says Meeka
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